Throughput of port Azov in 3M’19 fell by 21% to 1.70 million tonnes
In January-March 2019, seaport of Azov handled 1.706 million tonnes of cargo, down 21%, year-on-year. According to the stevedoring companies’ statistics, internal turnover of Azov seaport fell by 20% to 1.692 million tonnes.
Imports grew by 33% to 91,000 tonnes, while exports declined by 5% to 1.164 million tonnes, short-sea traffic – by 47% to 437,000 tonnes and transit – 2.4 times to 14,500 tonnes.
In the reporting period, coal transshipment grew by 61% to 464,000 tonnes. Transshipment of grain fell by 34% to 1.029 million tonnes, oil products – by 49% to 109,000 tonnes.
Turnover of vessels at the port of Azov grew to 488 arrivals and 495 departures versus 619 arrivals and 624 departures a year ago.
Port of Azov is situated on the banks of the Don river. It is the main gateway between the Mediterranean Sea with the inland waterways of Russia and the Caspian Sea, for freight flows to the central part of Russia, the Urals and Central Asia. The boundaries of the port's basin include the River Don from the 3151.0-km stretch, the Koysug River to the receiving Buoy No 1 of Azov-Don Sea Canal, including outer anchorage No. 6 and the Calancea bayou to Dugino stop-over point.